New to Post. Not to Autism

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-02-2003
New to Post. Not to Autism
Mon, 10-03-2005 - 1:11pm


Just wanted to introduce myself. I have a 7yo DD with autism - Ren. She was DX at 4. Since that time, I have tried just about every intervention that we could get access to or afford. In the end, I know I had to try (and still do) everything I could to try and help her. She's turned out to be a wonderful person in spite of it all!!

I'm not a big poster. But, I'd like to drop in and say hi now and then. I enjoy reading your posts.


iVillage Member
Registered: 02-24-2004
Tue, 10-04-2005 - 1:09pm


Welcome! I'm Michelle and my son is 6 1/2 dx'd HFA when he was 5. Our household is still adjusting to it all. I also have an 8yr old son, Tyler, who is doing his best to deal with his brother's little quirks.

Glad to have you here, it's a great place to be!


iVillage Member
Registered: 06-02-2003
Tue, 10-04-2005 - 9:45am

Thanks everybody. I don't know how much wisdom I can offer. While we share a common thread, our kids are so different. But, I can offer lots of understanding.


P.S. Amy. We moved around a lot as a kid, but never to Illinois. I don't heard of many Kaki's. I guess there's a few of us.

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-22-2003
Mon, 10-03-2005 - 10:29pm

Hi Kaki~

I have to say, I'm amazed to "meet" another Kaki. When I was growing up in Central Illinois I went to school with a girl named Kaki. Needless to say, it would be ironic if we were both "Blue Devils" with autistic children.

I'm Amy- I have three children, two of which are on the spectrum.

Glad you decided to pop in and say hi.

Amy W.

Meez 3D avatar avatars games

Avatar for betz67
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 10-03-2005 - 10:02pm

Welcome Kaki! always nice to have a fresh voice in this world of chaos! I look forward to your words of wisdom and experience.

I have 5 children -- the middle child w/ HFA, we're pretty new to the Dx but knew for a long time that something was a bit different w/ this child.


iVillage Member
Registered: 06-25-2003
Mon, 10-03-2005 - 9:16pm

Welcoe out of lurkdom. I hoe you stick around to post and advise us. We could always use an exta hand!

My DS is 7 now too. He was DXed at 5.5, but we *knew* long before that...



visit my blog at